Postdoc in Cardiac Ion Channel Physiology

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We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in the field of Cardic Ion Channel Physiology.

Work assignments

In your future tasks, you will, among other things, record currents from different cardiac ion channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes or HEK cells using voltage clamp. You will also test the effects of various mutations and drugs on these ion channels. Furthermore, you will analyze data and write scientific publications as well as contribute to applying for grants. Supervision of students and PhD students in their research projects can also be part of your work.

As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of teaching may be part of your duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.


To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in neuroscience, physiology or biophysics and documented experience with patch clamp and two-electrode voltage clamp on cardiac potassium channels.

It is advantageous if you have previous experience with site-directed mutagenesis.

The position requires very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written.

As a person, you are self-motivated and motivated, with great integrity. You take initiative to reach set goals and are characterized by good communication and cooperation skills. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

The workplace

You will be employed at the Division of Neurobiology (NEURO), in Peter Larsson's research group, which has an interest in understanding why mutations in ion channels lead to diseases, such as heart rhythm disorders and epilepsy, and trying to develop possible treatments for these diseases. Within the department there are several strong research groups within ion channels.

The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV) is one of the university's largest departments with affiliation mainly within the Faculty of Medicine. Our goal is to conduct education and research in medicine and biomedicine, with a high international quality. At BKV you will find leading research in a large spectrum of modern biomedicine; from detailed molecular and cellular studies to genetics, clinical research and epidemiology.

The employment

This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.

Starting date 1 January, 2024.

Salary and employment benefits

Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives

Information about trade union contacts can be found here.

Application procedure

Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 28 September, 2023.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

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Contact persons

Peter Larsson


Johanna Källming


+46 13 28 57 76

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